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Large-aperture interferometer using local reference beam by Walton L. Howes

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, For sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Washington, D.C, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Interferometers.,
  • Optics.

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StatementWalton L. Howes.
SeriesNASA technical paper -- 2060.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
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Open LibraryOL17551404M

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